R. Rodriguez Mosqueda

C:\Users\RodriguezR\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Word\IMGP1212.jpgRafael Rodriguez Mosqueda


Room: Horst N.221

Phone: +31 53 489 3564

E-maill: r.rodriguezmosqueda@utwente.nl

Research topic.

The reduction of CO2 emissions has recently attracted great attention in the international scene given its direct relation with the alarming global warming effect. Capturing CO2 from ambient air in order to use it as a feedstock together with H2 to produce methanol with the aids of solar energy is a way to store solar power in the form of a liquid fuel, truly closing the carbon cycle.

The research project aims to develop a system to efficiently capture CO2 from ambient air with the lowest energy penalty, focusing on both the chemistry of the process by developing a stronger adsorbent with milder regeneration conditions, and the process engineering to define the optimal reactor design for the capture process.

Curriculum Vitae.

2013 - present PhD candidate

Thermal Engineering, University of Twente.

2011 – 2012 Master’s degree.

Materials Research Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico.

Master’s thesis: Effect of the relative humidity on the chemisorption of CO2 by Na2SiO3

2006 -2010 Bachelor of Science.

Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico.


R. Rodríguez-Mosqueda, H. Pfeiffer. “Thermokinetic Analysis of the CO2 Chemisorption on Li4SiO4 by Using Different Gas Flow Rates and Particle Sizes”. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2010, 114 (13), pp4535–4541.

R. Rodríguez-Mosqueda, H. Pfeiffer. “High CO2 capture in sodium metasilicate (Na2SiO3) at low temperatures (30-60 °C), through the CO2-H2O chemisorption process”. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2013, 117, pp13452 - 13461


“Analysis of the CO2 chemisorption on Li4SiO4, using different gas flow rates and varying the particle size”, Calorimetry and Thermal Effects in Catalysis (CTEC 2012). Lyon, France. June 2012.